It’s now nearing the middle of November and the residents of Thanksgivington have not been able to solve their dilemma. What does a small town with no children, no business, and no money do?
They all got together several weeks ago and decided to have a Christmas Extravaganza. Each business was to team up with another business or organization and come up with an idea to enter in the parade competition. The entrant who best represents a perfect Christmas will win the first ever Thanksgivington Christmas Extravaganza Trophy.
With no money, and no customers, the townspeople can’t get excited about a Christmas Extraveganza. Maybe that’s why the little burg has never celebrated Christmas before.
The streets of Thanksgivington look very lonely. The Police Station, The Church, and the Train Station remain empty each night.
Tom’s Books, Sweet Sally’s Bakery, Betsy’s Hare-dos, and Happy’s Flower Shop are getting close to having to close their doors.
Meanwhile, in a neighboring town by the name of Christmas Village, they have a different kind of dilemma. They’re overcome with kids…all kinds of offspring call this burg home. The schools are overcrowded and the super market can’t keep food on the shelves. As the little darlings grow, everything in Christmas Village seems to get smaller. It’s November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but the village people don’t talk about it. They don’t even have a recent head count. You see, it’s not that each family has so many children. The village people have done a very generous thing. They have taken in homeless bunnies from all around. They shouldn’t take more to raise, but who can say no to a homeless child.
Here comes the train with cars loaded with food and supplies. The merchants will be busy stocking the shelves and as with all the the local businesses, they will have record breaking sales. Because one business flourishes, it flows over to the others, but now there are too many village residents to keep up with all of their needs.
Charlie the engineer pulls into Christmas Village Station. He’s been thinking ever since the train pulled out of Thanksgivington an hour ago. Charlie plans to talk to Mr. Fritz, the city manager. Charlie has an idea.
Mr. Fritz: Hi Charlie, What a nice surprise. You usually don’t take the time to come and say hello.
Charlie: Well, today Mr. Fritz, I have something to talk with you about. I just left Thanksgivington and they are in a real bad way over there. Did you know not one child lives there? It’s pretty sad. They get together for Thanksgiving because they are thankful for friends, family, health and the taxes are low (no school tax.) The average temperature is 70 degrees. Plus the church ladies put together a mean Thanksgiving dinner.
Well, the precious child you’re reading this to is about to nod off. (Unless you live in Thanksgivington.) I’ll give you the short ending. All of the Christmas village residents went to Thanksgivington for Thanksgiving and they divided up the bunnies. Then all the Thanksgivington residents went to Christmas village for Christmas. They had a wonderful time with all the kids and lived happily ever after except Sally’s cat, but then, he’s never happy.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You are all right near the top of my list of people I’m grateful to have in my life. I’m even giving you a couple if days off.
P.S. I don’t know who won the Christmas Extravaganza trophy…I didn’t go.